once they come out in the tropical atlantic, we'll have a better feel as to whether they become an issue or not. >> bill read, thank you. and, of course, not in the clear from earl yet. but we do turn now to the political storm brewing in washington over the new jobs numbers out today. this country lost another 54,000 jobs in august, and the president today took on the republicans, saying they're the ones blocking help for small business. that, in a moment, but first, the numbers. word that the nation's employ r employeers cut another 54,000 jobs in august, marks the third month in a row that this country has seen a net los of jobs. but some economists say there is still a silver lining. if you take away the 115,000 temporary jobs, a slightly different picture. the private sector actually adding 76,000 workers in august. health care and construction leading the way. and that comes after the pry vac sector added 107,000 in just, 61,000 in june. it's growth, but not the number needed to keep one the nearly 15 million americans still looking for work.